Thursday, 15 November 2018

Thank You

Hi bloggers! Here is something different using the Ivy Garden die set.  I started with a piece of teal card and used the decorative ring from the Ivy Garden to cut three circles across the centre of the card, overlapping all of them.  There is some over cut areas that will show through, but are easily covered later.  I backed it with a piece of coconut white card.  I cut two more of the Ivy Circles, but I used the outer cut ring on these.  I cut them just slightly over half the way and glued them to the upper and lower edge of the card so they covered the over cut areas, but still allowed the three rings to show through in the centre.  I cut the Thank You mini expression in black and added it to a pierced flag.  I stamped the Shaded Passion Flower stamp in several sizes, then cut them out with the matching Passion Flower dies.  I used Peacock Feather Distress Oxide to ink the edges before assembling the flower.  I seated it at the end of the sentiment flag on a white satin bow and added some leaves.  I finished the edges of the teal card with pearl strips.  White, teal and black mats and layers completed the card.  The finished dimensions are 5 3/4"  x 9 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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60 comments: said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a brilliant card, beautiful colour.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Karen Drew said...

Gorgeous card. The colours are really lovely
Karen xx

Nancy Soetaert said...

Love the combi white and teal... you've had a great plytime with your diew. Awesome card!

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a very ornate card with a lovely design and colours. This particular die is so very versatile. Have a good day everyone. Bx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
You certainly are very imaginative when it comes to ways to use dies, today's card is a perfect example! I love the design and also the colours used.
Hugs x
Heather T

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card today love the way you have used the die what a great idea and very eye catching .

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a lovely day all and take care

Hunnymummy from MK

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue x x Hazel

Steph Cotterill said...

Hiya Sue. I love Teal more than .... well I love this deep luscious card, it looks gorgeous in the photos above but in real life it's stunning. Teal AND the very pretty Ivy Garden, no better way to start Thursday. I really need to spoil myself and get this die, if I do well at the next market that's my gift to myself.
Hope your day is another inspirational one and lots of fun too ☺ xxx

Unknown said...

Hi sue,

Such a pretty card today,

Di Di from broadstairs Kent

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Beautiful card this morning you have created with theIvy Garden die and I love the teal foundation card you have used. I love the finishing touches with the pearls down the side.
Crafty hugs to all, Wendy

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a beautiful patterned card today, love all these circle ivy's, what a brilliant idea for using the dies, something I would not have thought of. Thank you xx

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What an interesting way of using the Ivy Garden Die Set. One as a tendency to hide the overcuts in a card by adding another die cut to the center but hiding them from the top and bottom is an interesting twist. The teal Foundation card makes the design in the die cuts really pop. Simply lovely.

Hope that you have a great day in sunny Florida while we await the snow in Maryland.


carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, lovely card, dies and colour of teal on white. The ivy die is really pretty xx

CraftyCoffey said...

Lovely card today.


TDQ Karen said...

I like this, it makes a really pretty card xxx

Chris Curry said...

A very nice colour and I love the ivy die and the gorgeous flower. Thank you Sue, have a good day xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card today.

Barbara V

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card. I wouldn’t have thought of using the die like this.
B xx

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
What an effective way to use your dies.Yvonne xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card in a lovely colour way and highlighting one of my favourite dies.x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card, love Teal and White and love the way you have used the die. Love Jean xxx

ahappycrafter50 said...

Interesting way to use the die on lovely coloured card.

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
The teal card you have used is such a fabulous colour, love the use of the ivy die cut into the background and just wonder how many gorgeous flowers are you able to make from the Passion flower die.
Muriel x

Marie P.from Longridge said...

What a beautiful card Sue. I love the teal colour and really must get some. I think I have every colour and then you come up with a special card like this . The top of my list and will try to get some today.
Every aspect of the card is beautiful.
Have a great day.
Marie P.

Scottydog said...

Very different, very effective, lovely colour. One to try when I have finished the Christmas cards. Thank you Sue for the inspiration.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card and colours. love Jean Z xxx

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. I love this ..... I love the colour and I am finding it hard to get hold of.The card is lovely its so unusual and the white backing really highlights the design in the die. Beautiful work Sue. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Tressa said...

Lovely card. I like the unusual design.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a very different look with the wonderful ivy dies. The white shows up beautifully against the teal colour. I have used the teal on many men's cards and it is a very striking colour. Thank you for another great idea. Sending best wishes

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue love this card I think the colours are beautiful I will have to treat myself lots of ways to use it you are so clever thank you so much
Love always June horrocks xxxxxc

Anonymous said...

Love the positive and negative of this die. Card is gorgeous. Hugs MERRY BERRY 2. xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card.

Laura O said...

Great card sue another stunner love the colour combinations. Laura o Springfield

Crafty Cruiser said...

A really lovely effect
Doreen R

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you for showing us yet another way to use the ivy die as hopefully it will be waiting for me next week when we return to the U.K. Can't wait to use it, so I'd better get on with the rest of my Christmas cards.
What a lovely 'Thank you' card to give someone. Lovely colour scheme too.
Hugs xx Pauline in S.A.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Unusual and different with the ivy circles for the background and the main focal point.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and another way to use the beautiful ivy garden Die, thank you for the daily inspiration

Love and hugs to everyone

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Wonderful card. It would have never occurred to me to use the die in that way, but it's fab.Like Pat L said "thank you for the daily inspiration".
Hugs, Rose

CraftyJo said...

I like the way you've used the dies, very clever.

Marion Scott said...

Beautiful card Sue, love how the teal and white show off the detail of this die
Marion S x

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Amazing card Sue x love the different ways you have used the ivy die x the teal is a fantastic colour and looks beautiful on your card x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Kate's Cards said...

I like the way you have used both the positive and the negative of the die. Xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a great design Sue it's a beautiful card
Gr Karin

Jean said...

So pretty!

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love how you have used that pretty die to create the design. Enjoy the rest of the day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

karenlotty said...

Lovely card I did a little “happy dance” when I realised you have used an “older” die - the pierced flags (which I’ve got) for the Mini Expressions sentiment (which I also have!)

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, sorry I was missing yesterday but I loved the card. Today's card is using one of my favourite colour combinations and it shows off the Ivy Garden die beautifully. A clever design and I like it a lot.


Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
A card for all occasions,it's a gorgeous colour & made with beautiful die's.
Best wishes
Karen M

sued99 said...

What a gorgeous colour. Love the card.x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Gorgeous card !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lisbeth said...

Hello Sue. What a really stunning card. Love the colour combination. Not sure if I would try to replicate this as it is so big!


scrAPpamondo said...

Great idea overlapping the Ivy frames, they make a different design! Thanks for sharing!

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue this is a clever way to use the ivy die it's lovery I think you could use this die for Christmas cards especially with an added sprig of holly or one of your adorable robins

Dorothy of Baldock, GB said...

Hi Sue,

I love this ivy die and it goes to show, with a little bit of thought, how versatile most of the dies can be, using them in crafty ways like you have done here.

Thank you again for all your inspirations in using our dies to the full capacity.

Love n hugs
Dorothy of Baldock

Dorothy of Baldock, GB said...

Hi Sue,

I love this ivy die and it goes to show, with a little bit of thought, how versatile most of the dies can be, using them in crafty ways like you have done here.

Thank you again for all your inspirations in using our dies to the full capacity.

Love n hugs
Dorothy of Baldock

Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Today’s Comment Will Be Short But I Love The Exceptional Card
With The Striking Colour Combination Of White/Teal Foundation Card
Which Looks Extremely Classy/Rich
Magnificent Cutting Dies Used
Sue, Thank You For Sharing Today’s Exquisite Card
I Appreciate Everything You Do All The Great Tips/Techniques
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Also Thank You For The Magnificent Cutting Dies I Won Recently
They Are Absolutely Tremendous I Love Them So Much........
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Lots Of Love From Sam xxx.......................

Littlelamb said...

A lovely card and die Sue. Thank you.

Eunice Astle said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!

Owlish said...

Another gorgeous card love the colours

Fikreta said...

Wonderful card!